(Minghui.org) Practitioners in Kanagawa Prefecture gathered at Yokohama, the second largest city in Japan, on October 16, 2022 to expose the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) atrocities, especially the persecution of Falun Dafa. Several elected officials and human rights advocates spoke at the event. They condemned the CCP’s crimes including the forced organ harvesting, and called for the regime to be disintegrated.


City Councilor: Consistent Support

Zushi city councilor Maruyama spoke at the event and encouraged practitioners to continue their efforts. He said it was unfortunate that Falun Gong practitioners have been suppressed for over 20 years in China for their belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, which is why it is important that the Japanese public know what is happening.

He said, “Some people might think the CCP is very powerful, and such efforts are fruitless. But this is wrong since these grassroots efforts are effective.”

City councilor Maruyama from Zushi


Crime of Organ Harvesting

Kotaro Miura is a critic, and he condemned the suppression in China especially the forced organ harvesting. “In fact, this malpractice has become a supply chain of organ trade.” Miura said, “The CCP is afraid of this being exposed because it is so vicious.

Traditional culture has taught us the importance of common good, but the CCP opposes that and it promotes violence as well as material interests. Kotaro said the CCP has undermined thousands of years of history. “People are obliged to stop this atrocity since our world needs justice, kindness, and truth.”

He expressed hope that more Japanese citizens as well as Chinese in Japan would see this event so they can support the righteous cause.

Critic Kotaro Miura condemned the CCP’s forced organ harvesting which targets practitioners.


Traditional Values

Ms. Matsuoka from the Japan First Party said she knew about Falun Dafa and the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Compassion is what the CCP fears the most, but she believes the message of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance will reach everywhere in China and the entire world.

She hopes the rally and march will help everyone learn about the suppression in China. She encouraged practitioners to keep up their efforts until the tragedies end.

Ms. Matsuoka from Japan First


The Importance of Facts

Mr. Inagaki, head of the Japanese Falun Dafa Association, said that the practice has improved people’s health and moral values through the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. But the CCP has targeted traditional values during the past several decades, making the persecution of Falun Dafa one of the worst human rights violations in human history.

Mr. Inagaki stressed the importance of everyone staying informed about what is going on in China. The CCP has a track record of human rights abuse, and evidence now shows that the regime is threatening the entire world. He said that just like other speakers mentioned earlier, the persecution of Falun Dafa is endangering basic values and it is related to everyone. Mr. Inagaki said he hopes more people will step forward and reject the CCP.

Mr. Inagaki, head of the Japanese Falun Dafa Association, said the persecution of Falun Dafa is one of the worst human rights violations in human history.


Positive Feedback from Spectators

Hundreds of practitioners participated in a march following the rally. With banners such as “Falun Dafa is Good,” “400 Million Chinese have Quit the CCP,” and “China ≠ CCP,” the march was led by the Tian Guo Marching Band and accompanied by a waist drum group. The march started from Sakuragichō Station, passed through Yokohama’s city centre and tourist attractions including Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse as well as Chinatown. Many people stopped to watch.